About 1661 Hillcrest Rd
Iconic Riverview home overlooking the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club and the Tennessee River just minutes from the shopping and restaurants of the North Shore, local parks, schools, hospitals, and downtown Chattanooga. The first time on the market, this historic home is perfectly positioned on a lushly landscaped 1.65 +/- acre lot and has access from both Riverview Rd and Hillcrest Rd. It also boasts a 4-car garage with an upstairs guest apartment, an outdoor kitchen on the covered porch, sport court, and plenty of room to gather and entertain. Built in 1900, this 5 bedroom, 4 full and 2 half bath home has been meticulously maintained, and the sellers have taken great care that their improvements over the years have been period correct paying the proper homage to the era in which it was built, while still providing the modern amenities and finishes desired in a home of this pedigree. Some additional noted features include the hardwood and tile floors, crown moldings, arts and crafts lighting, built-in cabinetry and window seating, coffered ceilings, the mostly original windows and doors, a versatile floor plan with spacious rooms, a partially finished daylight basement, irrigation and outdoor lighting, a whole house generator, and a whole house freshwater system well with double reverse osmosis drinking water that also serves the irrigation system - just to name a few. Your tour begins with entry from the covered front porch to the grand foyer. The formal living room is to the left and has a wonderful bay window and a fireplace, and the dining room is to the right and is spacious enough to host even the largest of gatherings. It also has a gas fireplace and access to the breakfast room. The breakfast room connects the kitchen and the dining room and is a favorite spot with its extensive built-in display cabinetry while the gourmet kitchen has a center island, pendant lighting, granite countertops, a Viking professional range with 6 burner gas cooktop,griddle, grill and 2 ovens, brick accent wall with a convenient pot-filler, Subzero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and a walk-in pantry. The family room is just off the kitchen and is the natural spot for everyone to gravitate to with its comfortable décor, refreshment center, half bath and proximity to the kitchen. An office with more wonderful built-ins and great natural light, as well as a 2nd powder room, round out the main level. The second floor has a central landing area that leads to all of the bedrooms, as well as a large sunroom that serves nicely as a bonus room. The primary suite is a retreat unto itself with a gas fireplace and sitting area, 2 walk-in closets, a linen closet, a utility room with desk space and a wrapping station, and the primary bath with a dual vanity, jetted tub, and separate steam shower with body jets. Two additional bedrooms are adjoined by a J and J bath, and the other 2 bedrooms share the use of the hall bath. Head up to the 3rd floor where you will find what was most likely the original ballroom that is currently being used as a yoga studio, while the daylight basement has a rec/playroom, a built-in desk space, a full bath, the laundry area, and additional storage. You will absolutely love the 4-car garage, and guests will appreciate the privacy offered by the upstairs apartment which has a living room, kitchenette, bedroom and full bath. You will love being able to cook and entertain on the front porch with the 2nd kitchen that boasts Viking appliances and granite countertops, or gather for some night-time fun on the lighted sport court with basketball, 4-square and tennis backboard. Simply a unique opportunity for the discerning buyer seeking a beautiful home rich in history and located in the desirable Riverview area. Please call for more information and to schedule your private showing. Prequalification required. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify any and all information they deem important.